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Jason Bedrick is a policy analyst with the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom. He previously served as a legislator in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and was an education policy research fellow at the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy.

Bedrick has published numerous studies on educational choice programs with organizations such as the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, the Pioneer Institute, the Show-Me Institute, and the Caesar Rodney Institute. His articles have been featured in the New York Post, the Boston Globe, the Palm Beach Post, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the New Hampshire Union Leader, National Review, National Affairs, Education Next, the Federalist, and

Bedrick received his master’s in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was a fellow at the Taubman Center for State and Local Government. His thesis, “Choosing to Learn,” assessed scholarship tax credit programs operating in eight states, including their program design, impact on student performance, fiscal impact, and popularity.

More from Jason Bedrick


Breaking the Link between Home Prices and School Quality

Politico. September 13, 2015.

Protecting the Religious Liberties of the City’s Jewish Schools

New York Post. September 1, 2015.

Does School Choice Increase Inequality?

Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. July 20, 2015.

Public Filings

Improving Georgia’s Education Tax Credit

Testimony. May 29, 2015.

Common Core and the Impact of National Standards

Testimony. August 20, 2014.

Duncan v. New Hampshire

Legal Briefs. November 12, 2013.